Today, Indonesia Palm Oil Facts launches a new webpage focused on Indonesia’s national certification standard, ISPO (Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil).

At the heart of this is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The UN SDGs are the core objectives designed and agreed by the global community, targeted at perhaps humanity’s most-important moral quest: the ending of poverty and associated suffering in our time.

ISPO provides the framework for meeting and indeed surpassing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: by lifting millions out of poverty through palm oil production in Indonesia. Thirteen of the seventeen UN SDGs are supported by palm oil in Indonesia, and by ISPO.

This leads to an essential reality: those who attempt to ban or restrict Indonesian palm oil, are directly undermining the global effort to reduce poverty.

The new website launched today includes data and facts on the significance of ISPO – that it is the world’s first sustainability standard to meaningfully include smallholders.

ISPO provides a voluntary pathway for Indonesia’s 2.6 million smallholders to become certified according to a national standard that is robust and part of Indonesia’s broader approach to sustainable development. The Government of Indonesia is providing financial support mechanisms for smallholders to become ISPO certified.

International recognition and support for ISPO is growing. The UK government has already confirmed a ‘path to recognition’ for ISPO as part of the UK’s Due Diligence regulation.

Visit the ISPO fact site here and learn more including:

  • How ISPO shapes up compared with other palm oil certifications
  • ISPO’s international partners and supporters
  • ISPO’s contribution to the UN SDGs
  • Data on ISPO’s principles & criteria